16th February

…tree by Tin Garden Mahonia leschenaultii has come out into flower for the first time. Nasty spiny leaves even by mahonia standards and a brand new species to me. Not…

2nd November

…full out alongside ‘Yellow Hammer’. The botanists have had a field day with mahonia names but I find mahonias pretty dull anyway so cannot be bothered to delve into the…

7th April

…Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aurea’ glowing in the sun. Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aurea’ Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aurea’ Mahonia nervosa as a mature clump and full out. The mahonia collection here is most impressive. Mahonia

1st May

…with a similar spread. One to look up and stock ourselves. Hedging Mahonia Hedging Mahonia Hedging Mahonia Is this a Syringa species or not? A bushy small shrub with pinnate…

9th March

…& Azara microphylla Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ First Prize While cutting for the show Jaimie spotted Mahonia aquifolium just coming out. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium The Cornwall Red Squirrel Project fundraising dinner…

11th December

…have taken properly. aerial layers Mahonia oiwakensis with its flowers nearly over. A very upright habit and extremely glossy and spiny leaves. Quite a show on a drab day. Mahonia

14th November

…and not Cornwall. Sea view Sea view The seed on hedychium is certainly impressive. The pheasants do not seem interested so perhaps poisonous. seed on hedychium seed on hedychium Mahonia

6th February

Mahonia aquifolium with flowers just coming and still good red autumn tints on the leaves. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Ribes laurifolium full out already. Ribes laurifolium Ribes laurifolium The new…

30th July

…procreation. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Then a sad progress of dead rhododendrons. This is even Rhododendron ponticum dying in the drought. dead rhododendrons Far worse casualties of nice species here…

21st September

…first (autumn!) flower buds. A pale yellow it seems. Rhodelia aff parvipetala Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’ Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’ 2015 – CHW A second flowering on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ and…